Takoma Park, MD. (March 12 , 2019) Students from Washington Adventist University’s (WAU) chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success traveled to the Capitol to visit with Barry Black, 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate.
“Thousands will tell you it can’t be done,” said Black. “But Leadership is God’s means of using people to accomplish His purpose.”
Chaplain Black shared the biblical story of Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah found in the book of Daniel. He reminded the students that no one impressed King Nebuchadnezzar quite like Daniel and his friends because they were found to be ten times better in knowledge and wisdom than all the other young men who went into training with them. Black reminded the students to trust the unfolding of Gods prevailing providence in their lives, strive for great preparation, and commit to discipline. This would enable them also to become ten times better.
For the second year in a row Dr. Cheryl Kisunzu, University Provost has taken the group to the Capitol for an opportunity to converse with and question Chaplain Black. She has also taken them to meet with Ted Wilson, President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and plans to continue the visits with other local leaders.
“I want the students to experience the richness of being mentored by leaders with distinctive Christ-informed methods,” expressed Kisunzu. “Having our campus located near the nation’s capital makes this uniquely possible for WAU.”
Hailed as the nation’s largest leadership honor society, the NSLS seeks to help students discern their gifts and use them to achieve their goals. It helps future leaders shape and sharpen their skills through presentations, coaching, networking, and professional training. The organization also offers the opportunity for members to receive scholarships, grants, and awards.
WAU’s chapter is in its 3rd year with an overall total membership of 149. A letter of invitation is sent out every semester to students who qualify based on their grades.